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Roundtable Discussion: Care in the Aging Era: Preparing for the Financial, Social and Family Responsibilities

Nov 12
2014

Roundtable Discussion: Care in the Aging Era: Preparing for the Financial, Social and Family Responsibilities

Join financial, scientific and policy experts for an intimate conversation about the changing care needs brought on by the 21st-century aging shift.  At a time when Alzheimer's is on the rise and traditional retirement is becoming a thing of the past, tools to ensure financial preparedness and supportive workplace initiatives will be critical for personal and societal success.     Moderated by AFAR Board Member and Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging, Michael W. Hodin, PhD, this roundtable will explore ways to prepare for the care of our loved ones and ourselves and share…


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LEADERS IN FINANCE AND PHILANTHOPY HONORED AT AFAR REGIONAL AWARDS DINNER

Nov 12
2014

LEADERS IN FINANCE AND PHILANTHOPY HONORED AT AFAR REGIONAL AWARDS DINNER

On November 12th, 2014, AFAR hosted its Regional Awards Dinner at the Lotos Club in New York City. More than ninety guests attended to help raise nearly $130,000 in support of AFAR’s work to advance healthy aging through biomedical research. Themed “Health & Wealth,” the event honored leaders from the financial and philanthropic sectors for their dedication to aging research.             AFAR Medical Officer Richard Besdine, M.D.; Chairman’s Award honoree Andy Sieg, Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Presenter, …


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2014 Scientific Awards Presentation and Lectures

Nov 7
2014

2014 Scientific Awards Presentation and Lectures

    On Friday, November 7 at 5:00 pm, AFAR will present its 2014 Scientific Awards during a special ceremony at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Washington D.C.  “These awards are given annually to members of the aging research community whose work advances the field, and advances our understanding of aging,” notes AFAR Executive Director Stephanie Lederman, EdM. “Both awards are named in honor of farsighted scientists, and the recipients are chosen for their vision and accomplishments as well.”  Nominations for the awards are by invitation, and are…


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Partner Event:

Nov 5
2014

Partner Event: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Etiology of Biological Aging"

Wednesday, November 5 • 8:00 AM–5:45 PM On November 5, 2014, "The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Etiology of Biological Aging" conference will take place as part of the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Washington, DC. Co-organized by Dr. Len Hayflick, of UCSF and Dr. Walter Bortz, of Stanford University and funded by Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, the sessions will explore the molecular causes of aging. The conference is offered at no cost but online or onsite registration is required. For more information, please view the draft program here.


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Live Longer, Live Well

Oct 27
2014

Live Longer, Live Well

  On Monday, October 27 at the House of Lords in London, AFAR co-hosted a special event to engage politicians and scientists in a discussion on how research into the biology of aging can help make a healthy old age a reality. The event, Live Longer, Live Well, was co-hosted by the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research. James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic and AFAR 2012 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) grantee; Mark Collins, AFAR Board Member and President of the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research; and Richard…


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